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The Edge of Protection

Binyamin Rose

If the Hamas missile threat had until now been relegated to the towns in Israel’s south, this time around the entire country is living under the threat of rocket fire, as Tel Aviv and Bnei Brak, Rechovot and Holon, Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh, have all become the new frontier. Will Operation Protective Edge finally put an end to the seemingly infinite missile barrage, or will it be another Band-Aid on Gaza until the next round?

 

Here to Serve You

Barbara Bensoussan

Whether Moish Binik is picking up the dinner tab for a group of dropouts, handing out vouchers for a family who can’t afford groceries, opening his basement to kids on the street, or creating a low-markup supermarket where people can still breathe after checkout, he’s living the maxim that people who give away everything are really the most full.

 

Running a Victory Lab

Shimmy Blum

They’re tracking your habits. They’re reading your links. They’re watching your moves. The Democratic and Republican campaign centers know everything about you. Where you shop, what you buy, the news sites you visit and your voting patterns. They’ve mined your data and now they’re primed to bombard you for your vote.



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At Our Doorstep
Rabbi Moshe Grylak In Israel, intermarriage still has some shock value
The Wrong Conversation
Yonoson Rosenblum How can we reattach Jews to the Jewish story?
Heart on Your Sleeve
Eytan Kobre Being pro-phylactery can be downright prophylactic
The Silver Lining
Alexandra Fleksher Who is brave enough to buck the dangerous trends?
Top 5 Uniquely Jewish Words
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin For some concepts, Yidden have the best words
10 Questions for Avi Kehat
Rachel Bachrach The Chesed Fund, for desperate people who need a fortune
On Speaking Terms
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman He learned firsthand, “What goes around comes around”
Stressed Out
Jacob L. Freedman “We’re going to aggressively help you take care of you”
Mona Knew to Pick a Winner
Riki Goldstein “Shloime, let’s sing this on Motzaei Shabbos”
Four Stanzas You Don’t Just Sing
Riki Goldstein “This is not a niggun that you just sing!” he exclaimed
A Part of Me
Riki Goldstein The fruit of two years’ preparation and collaboration
Worth the Hassle?
Riki Goldstein Travel can be challenging for musicians and bands
Know It All
Faigy Peritzman The wiser I get, the more I realize how little I know
No Time to Breathe
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When we don’t have a minute to spare is when we pause
On Dry Ground
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles Every day we thank Hashem for the miracle of dry land